While You Were Away: Slothrust’s New EP, New Music From Crosses And FIDLAR, And More

Whether you’re recovering from Riot Fest or trying to psyche yourself up for the week ahead, catch up with music news you missed with the latest edition of While You Were Away.

Slothrust Announce New EP ‘I Promise’

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Slothrust have announced their new EP, I Promise, set to arrive on October 20th. As a preview, the band have shared their cover of the Ginuwine classic “Pony.”

“When Slothrust covers other people’s songs, our goal is always to offer them through a different lens,” vocalist Leah Wellbaum tells Consequence about the cover. “We grew up listening to a lot of ’90s R&B, and ‘Pony’ was always one of our favorites. It’s so bold and fully commits to the metaphor while keeping it consensual and kinky. We love this level of commitment and wanted to match it by doing a heavy, guitar driven interpretation of this song through a queer lens.”

Watch the music video for “Pony” below.

Pre-order I Promise here.


Twin Temple share new single “Be A Slut”

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Twin Temple have shared their risque new single “Be A Slut.”

Taken from their forthcoming album, God Is Dead, the Satanic dup invites listeners to “Uncross your arms and open up your legs!”

“Be A Slut is a good old-fashioned pearl-clutching rock’n’roll song with a real horny sax solo and everything,” they say. “It’s obviously about how great it feels to be a slut. We hope it inspires you to dance, release the boring shackles of dated morality and most of all, have fun.

“Live, love, Lucifer!”

Listen to the song below.

Pre-order God Is Dead here.

FIDLAR unveil new single ‘Nudge’

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FIDLAR is back with their explosive new single “Nudge.”

The follow up to this year’s That’s Life EP is a song about “your friend that keeps kooking it, so you gotta give them a ‘nudge’ to get their shit together,” according to frontman Zac Carper.

Listen to the song below.

Additionally, the band also announced a new batch of UK fall tour dates. The new shows start November 9th in Bristol and wrap up November 18th in Leeds. See all their dates here.

††† (Crosses) tease upcoming album with two new songs


††† (Crosses), featuring Deftones singer Chino Moreno and producer/multi-instrumentalist Shawn Lopez, have shared two new songs from their upcoming album Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. 

The duo have shared “Light As a Feather” along with “Ghost Ride” as part of a two-track release following their previous single “Invisible Hand.”

Listen to the tracks below.

Pre-order Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. here.

Tours on sale this week

CRADLE OF FILTH Reveals New Track “She is a Fire” + Announces First Live Album in 20 Years, “Trouble And Their Double Lives” – Metal Planet Music

Cradle of Filth have mapped out a 2024 European tour with special guest Wednesday 13 performing a Murderdolls set in support. The “Necromantic Fantasties” tour kicks off on February 10th in Tel Aviv and wraps up in Košice on March 8th. Get all the details here.

Guns N’ Roses have expanded their current North American tour, adding four new dates to their current outing. The new shows will take place in Edmonton (October 19th); Nampa, Idaho (October 22nd); Salt Lake City (October 24th); and Denver (October 27th). Tickets for new dates go on sale Friday, September 20th at 10 AM local time. Find tickets here.

Brittany Howard recently announced a string of fall North American tour dates with special guest L’Rain. The “What Now” tour starts in Birmingham, Alabama on November 6th and will finish up with a show in Mexico City on November 17th. Tickets are currently on sale.

Mayard James Keenan will celebrate his 60th birthday with a huge outing bringing together his bands A Perfect Circle and Puscifer with Primus as support. The “Sessanta” tour kicks off on Keenan’s birthday on April 17th in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through a two-night stint on April 26th and 26th in Morrison, Colorado. Find all the details here.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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